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Seeking OurSelf ~ Positive Self Reflection

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“We live in a house of mirrors and think we are looking out the windows.”~ Fritz Perls

Who are you looking at? Who is looking back at you? Who are you looking for?

On some level or another, all of us are seeking ourselves whether we know it or not.

We all have beliefs, ideas, thoughts and attitudes which govern our thinking, our knowing and our living. Changing our thinking, our long held beliefs can dramatically change our daily lives.

Try looking at it this way…..We live in a house of mirrors and think we are looking out the windows.

Take a moment to think about what this sentence on self reflection means for you.

It is talking about how we perceive ourselves and our surroundings – how we fail to see that life reflects us back to ourselves.

Because we keep on looking out the windows, many of us take forever to realize that we are looking at ourselves mirrored back to us by others and by the events of our life.

This saying about self reflection helps us to become empowered.

If we see that our negative feelings towards others are reflecting back to ourselves our own sense of negativity then we can do something to help ourselves forward. By continuously looking out the window and putting the ‘blame’ on others we fail to utilize all the power in the moment.

Changing our perception of the problem by seeing the reality as it is reflected by us and to us, brings empowerment, change, discovery and consciousness.

As we learn to look for that reflection in the mirror rather than to project our senses outwards we gain a sense of responsibility for our own lives. Our authentic self begins to shine through.

“Who we are looking for is who is looking.” ~Francis of Assisi

This gorgeous journey towards Positivity is what the heart wants and the soul yearns!

There are monsters hiding around every corner and they are mostly the monsters of our own making – our ego self and all its responses to our lived experiences.

One of our deepest psychological needs is our need to return to our truest Positive self, and people are more hungry for it than ever.

Seeking ourSelf is the best journey we can embark upon.

What about you? Have YOU journeyed within yet? Do share your self reflections in the comments below.

What is Positive Self Reflection? 
Positive Self Reflection is a bi-monthly column on Positive Provocations, where I gently nudge YOU back towards your truest most purest self. My aim with this column is to make you aware of your pure heart and soul, so that you may live a more positive, happier and heart centered life. 

With Immense Love & Gratitude,
~Zeenat~
Counseling Psychologist/ Spiritual Counselor
Motivational Speaker/Naturopath
Holistic Healer/Writer


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Author: Zeenat {PositiveProvocations.com}

Counseling Psychologist/ Spiritual Counselor/Motivational Speaker/Naturopath/Holistic Healer/Writer

30 thoughts on “Seeking OurSelf ~ Positive Self Reflection

  1. Nicely worded Zeenat.
    The world reflects us and when we accept responsibility for the cloudy mirror, then life shifts. It’s easy to say, sometimes harder to do, especially in the heat of the moment if we aren’t very careful/ conscious!

    I love the aspects of myself that you reflect!

    • Hi Brad,
      I agree…its not easy…but when we try and try..eventually it becomes a habit to understand and BE conscious. Clarity comes in different forms dear brad 🙂
      So glad you liked this post.
      Lots of love~

      • I am still learning about the law of reflection. I find it quit interesting when you tend to figure things out about yourself, but yet you do not notice the answer is right in front of you. Moreover, we quickly put the blame on someone rather than taking responsibility for our own feelings and actions.

  2. Most amazing post, Zeenat. I could see your heart shining through! Hugs. That quote “We live in a house of mirrors and think we are looking out the windows.”~ Fritz Perls is superb and is in my all-time favorite list! Thank you so much for such beautiful writing.

    • Darling Vidya,
      I love that quote too! There is immense depth in those words…I still think I haven’t fully captured the essence of that quote. In due time I suppose 🙂
      Glad you liked this reflective post.
      So Much Love to you~

  3. Beautiful Zeenat! I’ve always believed this: “Who we are looking for is who is looking.” ~Francis of Assisi

    Thank you for a wonderful post!!

  4. Love this post Zeenat and it’s message. I really appreciated what you suggested about looking at the things we see in others and using that as a pointer to what we may want to examine within. That is some of the best wisdom out there. I also love, love, love the quote — “Who we are looking for is who is looking.” ~Francis of Assisi. One of my all time favorites.

    • Dearest Sibyl,
      So glad you loved this post 🙂 A positive nudge to look within is sometimes all we need to make that BIG positive change.
      I love that quote too 🙂
      Thank you for your loving comment here.
      Much love~

  5. Oh boy…I should be going to bed, but what the heck Z lets ‘see’ whats been showing in the mirror today for me!

    Pee-ah! pee-ah!

    This is one of the sounds of the Douglas Squirrel as described by John Muir.

    And so you ask…

    ‘Rand why do you bring in a squirrel to this topic?’

    Nuts!… You say????

    Nope…I am just as sane as this varmint that Muir so adored.

    So today I found myself reading Muir’s chapter on the Douglas Squirrel during down time in the meeting room that I have been operating. One of the professors was doing some changes to her PowerPoint presentation on a chair not to far off to my right. A little later another lady colleague came over and proceeded to talk with her. I glanced up to notice that the later was very pretty…well worth putting the book away for 🙂 Instead I decided to focus on my reading because the reading of Muir has been so relaxing…this was my meditation before work resumed.

    So while the two ladies conversed close by I intently read his wonderful writing. It was a little later on that I began to get a good inner laugh to Muir’s various whistled songs made to a listening Douglas Squirrel of ‘bright interest’ on a nearby branch…these being… “Bonnie Doon, “Lass o’Gowrie,” “O’er the Water to Charlie,” “Bonnie Woods o’ Cragie Lee,” etc.

    But once Muir whistled “Old Hundredth” the squirrel “screamed his Indian name, Pillillooeet, turned tail, and darted with ludicrous haste up tree out of sight, his voice and actions in the case leaving a somewhat profane impression, as if he had said, “I’ll be hanged if you get me to hear anything so solemn and unpiny”.”

    And so it was that through my next session it was the darn ‘Wired Lav Microphone’ that proved to be my “Old Hundredth” as some little glitch would happen with each of my speakers due to that ‘squirrely’ contraption until…

    Until I decided that I was going to take on the essence of Muir while preparing my last speaker of the day for her PowerPoint presentation.

    It was upon telling her with all the humor of Muir and Squirrel that *we* were going to do this…upon firmly fitting the belt pack onto her with a firm tug as to make sure it would ‘NOT’ fall off with a decimal thud!

    I was reflected back with a brilliant laughing smile!

    It was upon fitting the microphone clip firmly in place onto her lapel with a humorous glint in my eye.

    I was reflected back with a brilliant laughing smile!

    And so the beautiful lady who sat close by as I read went on to give a flawless and happy presentation.

    🙂 (:

    Zeenat we can be a looking glass mindfully inundated with goodness intently reflecting same back out onto the world.

    Here’s looking at you kid…

    • Dear Rand,
      Only you can reflect back such amazing collages of life. So beautiful!
      Gratitude for sharing and being here.
      Much love~

  6. That is an amazing quote from St. Francis of Assisi. Thank you for that special gift and all the wisdom in this post. So much of our life is projection, isn’t it! To see clearly, that would be amazing indeed. Thank you for the nudge.

    • Darling Sandra,
      We are such reflective mirrors of each other…realizing that fact sometimes just blows our mind!
      Glad you loved it.
      Much love~

  7. *Love* this post. It’s always, always about as within, so without and you expressed it so wonderfully well. 🙂

    • Hi Elle,
      So glad you enjoyed this post. Looking within is really the funnest journey there is 🙂
      Thank you for stopping by and sharing your wonderful thoughts.
      Much love~

  8. “This gorgeous journey towards Positivity is what the heart wants and the soul yearns!”

    Such the perfect time for my eyes to see this & read this. 🙂

  9. Once again that’s a must read post,it’s absolutely correct that we humans perceive what we see,the way we see things,we make a conclusion and that’s different for each one of us…being positive in today’s a hard thing with all these problems,but the key to our positive side lies within us,we look up to others and to this world and we say that’s not right..the world is wrong ,you are wrong but at the same time we ourselves are not right,we don’t take the responsibility for our failures and demise,we blame others that’s a common human nature,we have a need to find ourselves in this world ,in others ,we search for positivity,a good life,a healthy life in books,on tv,or we visit motivational seminars,we change ourselves with the events,we have our deep fears but we know how to hide,we have our monsters,the day we accept our mistakes,failures,fears and instead of whining about life or blaming others and always being in a shade of negativity ,if we take a sincere step to acceptance of our life,whatever happened just let it go,don’t cling to the future too early….accept what you are,loser or winner it never matters ,give a rest to your worries,just take whatever life gives you each moment,who we are we to judge others and to point our finger on someone,god is watching,he keeps a record…so instead of taking a serious route,we should spend time finding ourselves,our inner me,we should recognize our talent,our potential,we should be expressive ,we should simply be just ourselves…

    a brilliant post by you ZEENAT…your writings inspired me a lot ,to boost myself up…and just following your writings so far…..

    • Dear Anshay,
      Such a wise comment! Thank you for sharing your insights here. I loved reding them.
      You are an amazingly evolved soul..I do hope to learn more from you in the future 🙂
      So happy that my humble writings have inspired you 🙂 thank you!
      Much love~

  10. Thank you for this reminder. It can be so difficult to look at oneself. I know I’ve been very guilty of glossing over my reflection, either wanting to forget it is there or pretending it isn’t there. But life has a way of making you pay attention, not always at the best time.

    • Hi Mw,
      Oh I do know what you mean! I think its best to listen to life and its reflections when they present themselves…comfortably or uncomfortably. Patience my dear.
      Thank you for stopping by and sharing your self with us.
      So much love to you~

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  12. Wow Zeenat. I love this post so much. You’re absolutely right that we have to spend less time looking out of the window and more time looking within. The way we experience everything outside of us is a reflection of who we are.

  13. Very inspiring post, dear Zeenat. I basically loved the line where you said……There are monsters hiding around every corner and they are mostly the monsters of our own making – our ego self and all its responses to our lived experiences. It sure is true. Loved it!
    Take care!

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  15. I simply try to be happy even when it seems difficult for me, will ever try to however.

  16. Amazing article .. this line is the best and summarizes the whole article,”One of our deepest psychological needs is our need to return to our truest Positive self, and people are more hungry for it than ever”.
    Thanks so much 4 your writing such inspirational and thought provoking articles. I cant thank you enough…but i can say that i have started implementing most of these unique ideas in everyday life.. Hope you keep on writing such nice articles and share them with us.
    — Raisa

  17. Hi Zeenat – A wonderful article to start the day. I have sensed the mirrors for a while now, but have only just recently come to really understand what the mirrors actually mean. It’s nice to be able to change the way that I see myself, change the energy that I am able to put out into the Universe and recognize the miracles that are produced because of the sift.

    I am very grateful to have found a place that feels comfortable and homey.

    hugs and blessings,
    Wendi

  18. What am I seeing in myself when I see that others are better than I am in so many ways? I know that this is low self-esteem, but what am I seeing in myself that makes me see out this way?